UnReserved - ROA's Blog

Amid ongoing budget battles and strategy scrutiny the Department of Defense made more waves this week by introducing proposals for dramatic change in the military retirement system. In a white paper submitted to the Military Compensation and...

As DoD's new budget proposal made the rounds on the day of its release, Secretary Hagel met with members of the MSO/VSO community to explain the strategy and field questions on the impacts to various constituencies. As ROA leaders were told first...

By Jenny Swigoda
ROA, Content Manager

 

The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (NCSAF) released its findings to the public on Jan. 30. The commission took a holistic approach in examining the Air Force -...

By CAPT Marshall Hanson, USNR (ret.)

On Wednesday, the Senate passed legislation to fix the military Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) reduction by a vote of 95 to 3. Without passage, working age retirees would have had their COLA...

In his letter to the President and the ranking members of the Armed Services Committees in Congress, Dennis McCarthy, Chairman of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force praised the "open and inclusive process" that led to his...

By Jenny Swigoda
ROA, Content Manager

After months of testimony, hearings and studies, the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force (NCSAF) has released their report regarding the future force structure of the Air Force....

BY Holly Petraeus
originally printed in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau blog

It’s no secret that the housing crisis in recent years was particularly hard on military families. Service members and their...

By Jenny Swigoda
ROA, Content Manager

In a letter today to General Raymond Odierno and General Frank Grass, Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and Tim Walz, D-MN, sharply warned against denigrating the unique service of members in the...

By CAPT Marshall Hanson, USNR (Ret.)

The House passed the Budget Omnibus bill on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Included in the bill is funding for defense. Defense News reports that the bill will “would ramp up war spending for the first time in...

Veteran Status - Still Waiting

By CAPT Marshall Hanson, USN (Ret.)

For the third time in six years the Armed Services Committee used a legislative procedure that isn’t taught in civics classes. A Senate defense authorization bill was...

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